Book List

 Reading is a part of my life. They say all great writers read, and, although I am by no means a great writer, I read (probably more often than I should)  a great variety of genres and literature. Many of these texts I find in books where letters sprawled out on the beautiful pages enrich my life. One life is not enough for me, and reading enables me to live hundreds of lives, learn things the hard way, and realize over and over again my love for writing. But after trekking through each journey in the living pages I put the book down and start another. Here, I wish to share with you my many sub-journeys. I am not going to attempt to categorize all of it, some of what I read doesn’t fit well into any boxes, however, I will separate the list into two broad departments: fiction and non-fiction. So, with no further ado, I present to you a listing (in no particular order) of all  the more noteworthy books I have read since about June of 2011.


  •  Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper, 189 pages
  • The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn, 92 pages
  • Better Off, by Eric Brede, 250 pages
  • Animal Stories, by James Herriot, 142 pages
  • Half the Church,by Carolyn Custis James, 206 pages
  • Discipline: the Glad Surrender by Elizabeth Elliot, 155 pages
  • Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire by Rafe Esquith, 244 pages
  • Already Gone by Ken Ham & Britt Beemer with Tom Hillard, 181 pages
  • Beautiful Outlaw by John Elderedge, 219 pages
  • Love Has a Price Tag by Elizabeth Elliot, 148 pages
  • My Story, My Song, By Lucimarian & Robin Roberts with Missy Buchanan, 143 pages
  • Faith in the Daily News Chase, by John McCandish Philips, 23 pages
  • The Dream Giver, by Bruce Wilkinson, 157 pages
  • Billy Graham God’s Ambassador, by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 276 pages
  • Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, by N.D. Wilson, 203 pages
  • The Blind Side, by Michal Lewis 299 pages
  • Rumors of Another World, by Philip Yancey, 245 pages
  • The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch with Jeffery Zaslow, 206 pages
  • Disneyland Inside Story, by Randy Bright, 237 pages
  • Hope Rising, by Kim Meeder, 254 pages
  • Dramatic Encounters with God, by Nichole Johnson, 130 pages
  • Bridge Called Hope, by Kim Meeder, 246 pages
  • Becoming a Contagious Christian, by Bill Hybles & Mark Mittleberg, 221 pages
  • The Ragamuffin Gosple, by Brennan Manning, 235 pages
  • Your Own Jesus, by Mark Hall, 198 pages
  • Captivating, by John & Staci Eldredge, 225 pages
  • Knots in My Yo-Yo String, by Jerri Spinellie, 148 pages
  • Not A Fan, by Kyle Idleman, 214 pages
  • MKs: Missionary Kids & Their Playmates, by  Linda Harvey Kelly, 160 pages
  • Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God, by J.I Packer, 126 pages
  • Death by Living, by N.D. Wilson, 190 pages
  • A Street Cat Named Bob, by James Bowen, 279 pages
  • The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read, by John Carcoran, 236 pages


  • Threshold, by Bill Myers, 331 pages
  • Edge of Eternity, by Randy Alcorn, 273 pages
  • Forbidden, by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee 376 pages
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group, by Neta Jackson, 358 pages
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Get Real, by Neta Jackson. 366 pages
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Get’s Tough , by Neta Jackson 401 pages
  •  The Yad Yada Prayer Group Get’s Caught,  by Neta Jackson, 401 pages
  • Stuck in the Sky, by Lisa Halls Johnson, 181 pages
  • First Descent, by Pam Withers, 262 pages
  • Levi’s Wil, by W. Dale Cramer, 394 pages
  • Word of Honor, by Terri Blackstock, 352 pages
  • The Book of Hours, by Davis Bunn, 391 pages
  • Heartland, by Davis Bunn, 305 pages
  • Rakkety Tam, by Brian Jacques, 372 pages
  • Jedi Quest, by Jude Watson, 170 pages
  • Bad Ground by W. Dale Cramer, 382 pages
  • Assassins, by Tim Lahaye& Jerry B. Jenkins, 413 pages
  • Sutter’s Cross by W. Dale Cramer, 394 pages
  • Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, 96 pages
  • In High Places, by Tom Morrisley, 318 pages
  • When Heaven Weeps, by Ted Dekker,375 pages
  • Surrrender Bay, by Denis Hunder, 298 pages
  • Miracles, by Terri Blackstock, 326 pages
  • Soul Harvest, by Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins,  424 pages
  • Apollyon, by Tim Lahay & Jerry B. Jenkins,  399 pages
  • Trial by Fire, by Terri Blackstock, 340 pages
  • Leftover Princess, by Emily Smucker, 210 pages
  • The Healer, by Dee Henderson, 321 pages
  • The Rescuer, by Dee Henderson, 344 pages
  • Kingdom Come, by Larry Burkett & T. Davis Bunn, 313 pages
  • The Cure, by Athol Dickson, 334 pages
  • Imposter, by Davis Bunn, 374 pages
  • Blood of Heaven, by Bill Myers, 326 pages
  • The Guardian, by Dee Henderson, 282 pages
  • The Protector, by Dee Henderson, 330 pages
  • The Truth Seeker, by Dee Henderson, 330 pages
  • Left Behind, by Tim Lahay & Jerry B. Jenkins 468 pages
  • Danger in the Shadows, by Dee Henderson, 350 pages
  • A Man Called Blessed, By Ted Dekker & Bill Bright 356 pages
  • Tribualation Force, by Tim Lahaye& Jerry B. Jenkins, 415 pages
  • Covenant Child, by Terri Blackstock, 305 pages
  • Far Traveler, by Rebacca Tingle, 228 pages
  • Out of Reach By V. M. Jones, 264 pages
  • Peeled, By Joan Bauer 247, pages
  • Sisters of the Sword, by Maya Snow, 275 pages
  • The Amaranth Enchantment, by Julie Berry, 308 pages
  • The Edge on the Sword, by Rebecca Tingle, 277 pages
  • A Thousand Tomorrows, by Karen Kingsbury, 241 pages
  • The Day of Reckoning, by Jude Watson, 134 pages
  • Shades of Blue, by Karen Kingsbury, 317 pages
  • Chasing the Secret, by Maya Snow, 245 pages
  • The Squire’s Tale by Gerald Morris, 212 pages
  • Journey Through Fire, by Maya Snow, 278 pages
  • The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady, by Gerald Morris, 231 pages
  • Sovay, by Celia Rees, 404 pages
  • The Savage Damsel & the Dwarf, by Gerald Morris, 213 pages
  • Parsifal’s Page, by Gerald Morris, 232 pages
  • Coming Home, by David Lewis, 341 pages
  • Theadore Boone  The Abduction, by John Grisham, 217 pages
  • The Indwelling, by Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins, 389 pages
  • Leonardo’s Shdow, by Christopher Grey, 394  pages
  • Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale, 305 pages
  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, by Jeanne Birdsall, 308 pages
  • The Mark, by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins, 381 pages
  • Desecration, by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins, 407 pages
  • The Remnant, by Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins, 405 pages
  • Armageddon, by Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins, 395 pages
  • Katie, by Clara Bernice Miller, 288 pages
  • The Princess, The Crone, and the Dung Cart Knight, by Gerald Morris, 310 pages
  • Janey’s Girl, by Gayle Friesen, 222 pages
  • The Princess & the Goblin, by George MacDonald, 191 pages
  • The Serial Garden, by Joan Aiken, 327 pages
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place, by Alden R. Carter, 213 pages
  • A Sweetness to the Soul, by Jane Kirkpatrick, 425 pages
  • The Lioness and Her Knight, by Gerald Morris, 343 pages
  • The Black Stallion and the Girl, by Walter Farley, 196 pages
  • Pacific Hope, By Bette Nodberg, 383 pages
  • The Quest of the Fair Unknown, by Gerald Morris, 264 pages
  • The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aims, by Kelly Easton, 214 pages
  • The Squires Quest, by Gerald Morris, 275 pages
  • The Legend of the King, by Gerald Morris, 285 page
  • Mortal, by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee, 418 pages
  • My Name is Chloe, by Melody Carlson, 288 pages
  • Elsie’s Endless Wait, by Martha Finley, 204 pages
  • Nothing But a Stranger, by Arlene Hale, 175 pages
  • Sold Out, by Melody Carlson, ? pages
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, ? pages
  • Tiger Lily, by Jodi Lynn Anderson, 292 pages
  • Wild Thing, by Dandi & Daily Mackall, 171 pages
  • Grasping at Moonbeams, by Jane Vogel, 182 pages
  • Til We Have Faces, by C. S. Lewis, 313 pages
  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, 374 pages
  • Scumbled, by Ingrid Law, 400 pages
  • Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, 186 pages
  •  The Ballad of Sir Dinadin, by Gerald Morris, ? pages
  • Attack of the Clones, by R. A. Salvatore, 358 pages
  • Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, 391 pages
  • Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins 398 pages
  • Love, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, 274 pages
  • The Body They May Kill, by Audrey Stallsmith, 185 pages
  • Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli, 184 pages
  • The Guardian, by Dee Henderson, 297 pages
  • Keeping Corner, by Kashimira Sheth, 218 pages
  • Adam, by Ted Dekker, 401 pages
  • The Runner, by Cynthia Voigt, 181 pages
  • Remarkable, by Lizzie K. Foley, 352 pages
  • The Visconti House, by Elsbeth Edgar, 287 pages
  • Saving Alice, by David Lewis, 346 pages
  • Coming Home, by David Lewis, 346 pages
  • Linda’s Homecoming, by Phyllis A. Whitney, 223 pages
  • The King of Attoilia, by Megan Whalen Turner, 385 pages
  • Pretties, by Scott Westerfeld, 370 pages
  • Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld, 425 pages
  • All That Glitters, by Gilbert Morris, 367 pages
  • Sovereign, by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee, 484 pages
  • Hadassah, by Tommy Tenny, 351 pages
  • House of Secrets, by Tracie Peterson, 305 pages
  • A Nose for Trouble, by Jim Kjelgard, 195 pages
  • Extras, by Scott Westerfeld, 417 pages
  • Fifteen Minutes, by Karen Kingsbury, 353 pages
  • Anything but Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin, 195 pages
  • Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool, 351 pages
  • Outlaw, by Ted Dekker, 344 pVsz
  • The Book Theif, by Markus Zusak,  522 pages
  • I am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak, 357 pages
  • Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, 292 pages
  • Eragon, by Christopher Paloni, 497 pages
  • Borders of the Heart, by Chris Fabry, 384 pages
  • Eldest, by Christopher Paloni, 679 pages

10 thoughts on “Book List

  1. JEDI QUEST??? JUDE WATSON??? You read Star Wars???!? Did you know that more than anything else, I want to be a Jedi??? Wow, I love you! Lol!

    • Read and watch. My sister is more into it than I am.She’s on wookipedia, wants to get the BIG encyclopedia, etc. But, I love George Lucas’ story line, and I love/hate how he makes me actually like the middle Anakin even though I already know his future. And yes: I want to be a Jedi! 😉

      • Okay, I sound like your sister. 😉

        Confession – Anakin is by far my favourite character. I feel like we have so much in common, I understand him, we have the same strengths and weaknesses. The confused passion, desperation that ultimately helped him make the wrong decision. I want to redeem his future, somehow, lol.

        So, nice to meet you, first-girl-fan-I’ve-met! Are we that weird?

  2. I’m beginning to think we might be. I have to meet you in person. Give me two years. You just described exactly what I like in Anakin, excluding his wit maybe.

  3. Two years, let’s do it! Who’s saving all the grand reunions for heaven? Really.

    Oh, and I just realized you asked me about The Hunger Games and I never told you. I think my opinion of them is pretty obvious, lol, they’re amazing. But if you’re going to read, hurry and read them before they become the new Twilight and are forever spoiled.

    • Yes, exactly.

      I think it might be too late. Someone I know told me I look like her the other day. I’m not sure if that was a compliment? I mean, yes I want to be different, but to be the only one? Anyhoo, I shall have to see if the library has them and they aren’t checked out.

  4. Book lists are always interesting. I’ll offer a few more recommendations:

    Knowing God by J.I. Packer
    A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

    The Giver by Louis Lowry
    The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
    (Those two are YA novels, and it is very possible you have already read them)

    The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
    (Fantastic book if you can make it through the grim beginning. Part of a series)

    Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
    (I think this is Lewis’s best work of fiction)

    I could give more, but that is probably enough for now.


  5. Thank you! I’m always delighted when I don’t have to struggle through the books to discover the treasures. Reccomendations are always welcome. I’ll be working on adding some of these to my list.

  6. Um. I think I should introduce myself, as I’ve signed up to follow your blog. 🙂 I haven’t had time to read a lot of your blog yet, but from what I have, (the first post, the ‘about’ page, and now this book list) I can tell I’d like to keep reading. 🙂
    So. I’m Dee, (www name) from, and it’s nice to meet you. 🙂

    (Now I’m going to pretend that I have always known you, and join Rundy in suggesting a few books.)

    Have you ever read ‘Walk Two Moons’ by Sharon Creech, or ‘The Light Princess’ by George Macdonald?

  7. Haha. Nice to meet you Your comment ( about pretending to have always known me, etc.) made me laugh. Welcome.

    No I have not. I’ll definately try to fit those in, though I may not get around to it ’till this summer. I haven’t had much time for reading lately.

    My turn to question you. Have you ever read The Princesss and the Goblin by George Macdonald.

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